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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing Today, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Bass fly source?

When I get lazy or backed up against a trip with no time to tie, I've used a couple of Ebay sellers with good success. I've yet to find a bad one there.
That said, most basic (and productive) bass...
Forum: Forum Polls 02-10-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 31,462
Posted By wee hooker
Re: How Many Fly Rods Do You Own

You need a "30 or more" button if your really going to ID the nuts :p
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Affordable 9 weight for a rookie

"affordable" is a vague and relative term in fly-fishing. Particularly when asking for purchase advice on equipment.
That said, my advice would be not to settle on one rod/reel based on advice of a...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 02-08-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Intermediate fly line -which manufacturer ?

Generally I'd say to pick up whatever of the better known brands that you can find a deal on. That said, a word of caution to be wary of those (mostly SW type lines) marked as "tropical" if your...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Senior design project, fly reel survey

First, congrats on your career choice! I made the same one 30 years ago and am about to retire after a very interesting and rewarding career as a mechanical systems design and test engineer .
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Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,333
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Is fly fishing an elitist activity?

I'd argue that for some it is. For others, it's as back to grass roots as it gets. Pick a spot that is comfortable to you and settle in.
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,158
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Taught or self taught?

I spent the first 20 or so years of my on/off flyfishing self teaching myself to fish for warm water species. I did OK I guess as "I didn't know what I didn't know." Then , during a particularly...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-15-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Popper Gills

Something about fishing for gills that brings out the kid in all of us.
Can't think of a better way to spend a fall day.
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 827
Posted By wee hooker
Re: FINALLY! A new drift boat design with the physically handicap in mind.

Hmm.. I may have just found my next boat building project.
Forum: Fly Reels 10-13-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Knockoff Pflueger, switching retrieve

I've had a few knockoffs from the 70's and 80's that did not support conversion to LH. i.e When you flipped the plastic disk, it was flat on the other side. Hopefully yours supports your needs.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-12-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Sage VPS info needed

While I'm also a fan of the old RPL blanks, I'd argue you are doing yourself a disservice if you fix on only the Sage brand . There are allot of excellent rods out there for shorter money than $350...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 10-05-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Streamer rod, casting difficulties.

I got that but 250 gr is 250gr. Line speeds differ ( and resultant loading) but if the rod is not up to it, it's just not. All I'm suggesting is that maybe the OP should step back and try a line try...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 10-05-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Streamer rod, casting difficulties.

So this may be bucking the market trend but I'd argue a 7wt is designed for a 185 gr /7 wt line. Some (not all) rods and some (not all) casters, can handle over lining by a line size or so. It should...
Forum: Warmwater Articles 08-18-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Setting the Hook

What Big Jim said! I learned this method when I got into salt water fly fishing (where it is a MUST!) . I will add is that your rod needs to be pointed right down the line at the fish with a minimum...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Online Fly Shop Free Line?

I'd pick one that takes returns in case your conclusions were off.
Additionally, I'd look at the cost of the entire set-up vs focus on a free line.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-27-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Moving to Warm Water Country - Couple Questions

See if you can google up the closest fly fishing club around your new home. You be amazed how common they are once you start digging. Even if they meet an hour away, it will be worth your time. With...
Forum: Forum Polls 07-27-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,341
Posted By wee hooker
Re: What release tool do you use?

I've used hemostats in one form or another for 20 or so years. The only time I've found I needed more leverage was when fishing BIG tackle for BIG fish in the salt. That said, in recent years I've...
Forum: Warmwater Articles 07-10-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,693
Posted By wee hooker
Re: 3wt or 4wt for bluegill.

The Sage RPL 7' 9" 2 wt is perfect in this regard. I wrapped one for myself some years back and it has become my "go to" panfish rod. Light and alive like a good 2 wt should be but throws foam...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 07-10-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By wee hooker
Re: What to use to clean cork?

I've had good luck with Soft Scrub ( a marketed to clean bathroom tiles).
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-10-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Caught my first bass on the fly today...

Wow, over 1000 posts here and this is your first Bass?

Well welcome to the dark side. Strap yourself in, this is going to take you places you never dreamed of ;)
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-10-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Tippet or Bulk Tippet choices.

Ditto: FWIW I find Berkley Big Game to be have about the right ration of stiffness to diameter for turning over bigger/weighted flies. Tough stuff too. I pretty much use it for all my Warm and...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-10-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Advise needed newby smallmouth outfit

Sounds like your casting fine with the (nice) set-up you already own. It also sounds like it is a very versatile set-up capable of throwing poppers and bigger streamers once you find those bigger...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Small Outboard?

Leaving the 2 vs 4 stroke argument aside for another time.....:wink: I'd vote to look for a used motor that LOOKS near new. While not a failsafe indicator, a clean looking small outboard is usually a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Small Outboard?

HOORAH! Newer is not always better (and rarely in outboards)!

BTW: Take good care of that little merc. Best 28# of aluminum a man could own!

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Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Small Outboard?

Exactly! To that point, Tohatsu made all the 2.3-5 hp two stroke outboards for Mercury, Nissan, Mariner Tohatsu (and a few for OMC) during the 90's and into the 4 stroke era. ( I believe they even...
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